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Old 11-29-2007
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Tranny went... 'boom'

On my way to work this morning, I didn't make it a mile out of my neighborhood and the tranny went on me. :(

The road that you pull onto out of my n-hood is a major highway (hwy 17 to be exact). When you pull out you have to floor it basically to not get plowed. I'll normally let the truck shift between 4-5k when the traffic is heavy, but less than that of course if it's light.

Well, I pulled out and did the usual with heavy traffic and when it went to shift to third... The truck down shifted back to first and it wouldn't drive in any gear. You could put it in D, and floor it, but it would slowly roll.

So here comes a new 4WD tranny, t-case and all the whole 9 yards for the 4WD swap. :) :(

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Gotta pay to play as they say. Sucks man, but hey atleast that means your one more step into the swap!
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that sucks...
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at least youll know the new one will work lol
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guess you wont be racing me this weekend..well you can get on a bike or something and ill let you get like 30 second head start..

just watch out for the train horns as i pass by i dont want to see you fall off your bike hah
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that sucks! but at the same time good timing!
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Wow, same thing almost that happened to me! Did you get water in it or anything? I don't think you ever mentioned your lines being extended
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I haven't been off-road in forever, so I doubt it was water.

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dang. man now who can i run?
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Evan! haha

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oh geez
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hey now..
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oops, dont mean to step on any toooooooes
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oops, dont mean to step on any toooooooes

my truck still gets up and goes but im sure NOTHING compared to your truck..give me a head start and maybe..it will be like pinks but your not getting my title...











cuz i dont have it!!! haha
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That sucks, but Woowho, new tranny & t-case!
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my truck still gets up and goes but im sure NOTHING compared to your truck..give me a head start and maybe..it will be like pinks but your not getting my title...
cuz i dont have it!!! haha

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dang. man now who can i run?

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come on up..ill take both of you!!! hah
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sounds like the torque converter went.. same thing happened to me yeeaarrrs ago with a 3rd gen. camaro i once had. i was accelerating pretty good and bam! the f*ckin' rev's went into the ceiling..

sweet though about the new stuff you'll be replacing it with!
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what was that you told me? mine is going to be 2500 dollars to fix

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Actually, if anyone really wants to know why it went, I'll give you a little secret...

Do not EVER flush your tanny with any kind of Mighty Auto Parts Fluid or any of their services.

Oh yea, and it's only $500 for a new 4WD one with less than half the miles that mine has. $2,500 is WAY too much. You're getting blowed.

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so what you can directly relate it going out to the quality of a flush a place did? You bet your *** i'd be knockin on someones door, or head for that matter!! Also, when you put in the new 4wd one, get a huge trans cooler and run it through there and bypass the 'cooler' that uses the radiator... good luck bro
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